James, Paul & Stephen

$2,670 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 19 months
James, Paul and Stephen are three brothers who lead a church in a country where Christians are restricted. We cannot use their real names because they have already been persecuted for their faith; but "James" is the pastor; "Paul" is the chief evangelist; and "Stephen", who also helps with preaching and teaching, is the administrator.
For a long time, this congregation has been praying in a tent. On 27 February 2017 the brothers were finally able to  buy a building where their congregation can meet. They paid over half the price up-front and agreed to pay the balance before 27 May. To date, they have raised the majority of the price, but they are still US$6,000 (AUS $8,000) short of the total. If they cannot raise this money by the deadline, they will lose the building, together with all the money they have already paid.

Dear friends, this appeal is not to strangers, but to those of you who already know about the great work that the Holy Spirit has done in this church. Please help James, Paul and Stephen raise the money to pay their debt. Then this Church will own a building outright, and the congregation will have a permanent base to continue its work.
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Good news - Stephen has now collected all the funds! Some of the money came through offline donations that were not recorded here.

The church building has been saved. The brothers went to pay off their debt today.

However, $5500 of the $8000 was given to them in loans and not gifts, so they still have to repay those debts. While the deadline is less urgent than it was, the church is still collecting donations.
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Good news - The bank has agreed to a small loan of $600. Please pray that the paperwork moves quickly and that the money will be in Stephen's hands before their deadline of 27 May.

However, this is still only a fraction of the total that we are trying to raise.

Please keep sharing this campaign among your friends so that we can save this church building and protect the persecuted church.
The congregation at worship.
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Several of the children in this church are orphans because their parents were killed by their persecutors. Obviously, the church makes sure that no martyr's orphan is homeless.
You can see that the new indoor quarters are better than a tent.
The tent church meets.
The Sunday School.
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$2,670 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 19 months
Created April 21, 2017
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GS
$50
Gordon Swobe
16 months ago

From Katherine Nichols and me. -Gordon Swobe

RB
$74
Robert Battista
16 months ago

God Bless

$20
Jason Johnson
16 months ago

God bless you richly for what you do for his service

$20
Anonymous
17 months ago
VG
$1,106
Various Gifts
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
LS
$25
Lennart Schot
18 months ago
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Love from the Netherlands!! I pray for you!!

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